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Explore the street of Dutch New Amsterdam this week

The events to check out in New York City this week, from a burglars guide to the city, a tour of what’s left of Dutch New Amsterdam, a benefit inside the Four Seasons, an urban exploration expo and more.

Monday May 9th

The Center for Architecture will host BLDGBLOG founder Geoff Manaugh, who will present topics from his new book, Burglars Guide to the City which explores the relationship between burglary and architecture. 6pm, tickets are $10 or free for AIA members and students.

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In early April, in partnership with the NYCEDC, we took Untapped Cities readers into the abandoned Staten Island Farm Colony with Nate Gray, a Vice President from the NYCEDC and the architect from Vengoechea+ Boyland Architecture in charge of its transformation into the Landmark Colony, a multi-use complex with senior housing, affordable housing, and new public space. It was a rare opportunity to access the off-limits site, and guests were allowed to roam fairly freely to take photographs and explore inside some of the buildings. Watch the quick video we made above of the exploration and see more photographs and information about the project here.

Discover more of our upcoming Behind the Scenes tours of NYC.

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The Roosevelts’ lineage and history are intrinsically tied to New York’s narrative. Most notable are the legacies of Theodore Roosevelt, Eleanor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Roosevelts’ many public contributions, private property endowments, and pioneering governmental policy work, all serve to immortalize them as one of the most eminent names in United States history.

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Jane Jacobs House-555 Hudson Street-Vitage Photograph-NYCJane Jacobs, husband and son in front of their home at 555 Hudson Street. Photo from Becoming Jane Jacobs

Here at Untapped Cities, the legacy of Jane Jacobs impacts our daily life – what we write, how we see the streets, how we hope our city will become. We were part of the small group that participated in the Rockefeller Foundation conference, Jane Jacobs Revisited at the Bellagio Center in Italy in in 2012. We’ve written about the impact of Robert Moses, often pitted as Jacobs’ nemesis, and we recently attended the premiere of the rock musical BLDZR about the two. We also took in a preview of the opera about Moses last fall.

On her 100th birthday, we look at the apartments Jane Jacobs herself lived in while she was a resident of New York City

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